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Mar 5, 2011 7:00pm EST
'll be released this spring, visit booktv.org, and check out the news about books section. >> seth mnookin looks at the 1998 study by british researcher andrew wakefield linking childhood vaccinations to autism. the wakefield report has led to a movement in the u.s. fueled by celebrities like oprah winfrey and jenny mccarthy to stop vaccinating children which mr. mnookin says is aou
CSPAN
Mar 5, 2011 8:00pm EST
100% of the time. yes? >> so, seth, i think the book is well done. >> thank you. >> have you considered a career of an epidemiologist? [laughter] i'm impressed on how you blended your understanding of science process but also journalism. >> right. >> one question somewhere in the book, i can't remember where, you brought the issue of having science processed in the public. >> right. >> so that as people are debating whether transfats are good or bad, a study comes out this way, that way, and eventually we settle the issue. >> right. >> we do that in the public. you commented that why don't scientists do this behind closed doors, and then when they have the answer, tell us? >> i mean, well, right. i mean, you know, one easy answer to that is because you never come up with the answer. i mean, you know, newton was right until he wasn't, until einstein showed that he wasn't right. you know, we come up with hopefully a series of increasingly better answers and more refined answers, but science is really about, and this is something i talk about in my book, science is really about
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